Dantz posts Retrospect/Panther issues A Dantz Knowledgebase Article provides details on issues that the current version (5.1) of the Retrospect backup software has with OS X 10.3 Panther. A few examples: with Fast User Switching enabled, only one user can run Retrospect at a time; CDs and DVDs that belong to a Retrospect backup set will appear twice in Finder windows; some SCSI devices will need new drivers to be recognized by Retrospect; and File Vault presents numerous obstacles for backup utilities such as Retrospect. A number of other, minor, issues are listed, as well.
CE Software on QuicKeys X and Panther A MacFixIt reader forwarded a note from CE Software on the QuicKeys X keyboard macro/automation utility and it's compatibility with Panther:
"Dear QuicKeys Users,
"With the arrival of Mac OS X 10.3 (a.k.a. Panther), many changes have taken place in the operating system which require a signifcant rework of the plumbing in QuicKeys X. Our programmers have been hard at work on this and we're now able to provide a Panther-compatible beta version for public consumption.
"Under Panther, QuicKeys X versions prior to this beta will cause every other running application to be shut down when QuicKeys is launched, including the Finder and Apple's post-install registration/setup script. If you are currently using QuicKeys X and are about to upgrade your operating system to Panther/Mac OS X 10.3, you will need to either remove QuicKeys X as a login item or upgrade it to 2.0.2b3 first.
"QuicKeys X version 2.0.2 will be a free update to registered users of QuicKeys X 2.0 or later."